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Blake Sims, not Jacob Coker, to get start for Tide vs. WVU

Blake Sims, not Jacob Coker, to get start for Tide vs. WVU

In the end, the presumptive frontrunner will find himself on the sidelines when Alabama’s offense takes to the field for the first time in 2014. A couple of hours prior to the opener against West Virginia, and as was hinted at earlier in the week, Nick Saban confirmed to ESPN that Blake Sims will be…

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Crimson Tide Gets in Final Prep for West Virginia

Crimson Tide Gets in Final Prep for West Virginia

The football team practiced for 75 minutes Thursday afternoon in shorts and helmets inside the Hank Crisp Indoor Facility as the Crimson Tide held its final practice leading up to Saturday’s showdown with West Virginia.

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Eddie Jackson available for Alabama, if needed

Eddie Jackson available for Alabama, if needed

Alabama is not going to rush cornerback Eddie Jackson back to the playing field, but he will be available for the Crimson Tide Saturday against West Virginia if he is needed. Head coach Nick Saban said he would prefer to proceed with caution with Jackson, who underwent knee surgery to repair a torn ACL in…

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Crimson Tide Fine Tunes Game Plan for Mountaineers

Crimson Tide Fine Tunes Game Plan for Mountaineers

The football team practiced for 75 minutes Wednesday afternoon in shells inside the Hank Crisp Indoor Facility as the Crimson Tide continues its game-week preparations.

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Alabama suspends starting linebacker for opener

Alabama suspends starting linebacker for opener

Alabama is taking on West Virginia in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff on Saturday, but they will do so without a starting linebacker. Senior Trey DePriest has been suspended for the season opener for what is being reported as a minor NCAA infraction. Head coach Nick Saban announced the suspension Wednesday. The details of the infraction have…

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WVU QB admits first smooch was with Nick Saban’s daughter

WVU QB admits first smooch was with Nick Saban’s daughter

A first kiss is a special moment in a person’s life. If you’re West Virginia quarterback Clint Trickett, it’s a moment that can come back and haunt you during the Mountaineers’ season opener against the Alabama Crimson Tide. Trickett revealed a little secret about himself during his Tuesday meeting with local media. His first kiss…

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Football Continues to Focus on Season Opener Against West Virginia

Football Continues to Focus on Season Opener Against West Virginia

The football team practiced for about two hours Tuesday afternoon in full pads inside the Hank Crisp Indoor Facility as the Crimson Tide continue its West Virginia preparations.

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CFT Preseason Top 25: No. 3 Alabama

CFT Preseason Top 25: No. 3 Alabama

2013 record: 11-2 overall, 7-1 in SEC (T-1st in SEC West) 2013 postseason: Sugar Bowl vs. Oklahoma (45-31 loss) 2013 final AP/coaches’ ranking: No. 7/No. 8 Head coach: Nick Saban (165-57 overall; 78-16 in seven years at Alabama) Offensive coordinator: Lane Kiffin (first season) 2013 offensive rankings: 25th rushing offense (205.6 ypg); 49th passing offense (248.5 ypg); 33rd total offense (454.1 ypg); 17th scoring offense (38.2 ppg) Returning offensive starters: Eight…

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Crimson Tide Kicks Off Game Week Practices

Crimson Tide Kicks Off Game Week Practices

The football team practiced for about two hours Monday afternoon in full pads inside the Hank Crisp Indoor Facility as the Crimson Tide got its game-week preparations underway.

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Football to Open 2014 Season Against West Virginia on Saturday

Football to Open 2014 Season Against West Virginia on Saturday

The football team opens the 2014 season on Saturday, August 30, when it takes on West Virginia in the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. The Chick-Fil-A Kickoff Game will mark the first time the teams have met on the gridiron.

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AUBURN FOOTBALL

Expectations are high as Auburn kicks off a new season

Expectations are high as Auburn kicks off a new season

The Tigers lost some marquee names, but have plenty coming back in Nick Marshall, an experienced offensive line, a deeper defense and the last-minute addition of Robinson Therezie.

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The last game in Auburn’s Jordan-Hare? Oh, you know…

The last game in Auburn’s Jordan-Hare? Oh, you know…

Coach Scott Fountain will have a new cast of special teams characters for Saturday’s season-opener. He also has a fond memories of the last game in Jordan-Hare Stadium when everything went just so.

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Jeff Whitaker ready for his return to Auburn’s defense

Jeff Whitaker ready for his return to Auburn’s defense

The old man of Auburn’s defense is in the starting lineup against Arkansas on Saturday after missing the entire 2013 season.

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Jonathan Wallace sill has special role at Auburn

Jonathan Wallace sill has special role at Auburn

The quarterback-turned-special teams player is winning acclaim for his special teams’ play as Auburn turns to Saturday’s game against Arkansas.

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Auburn will honor Philip Lutzenkirchen, David Langner

Auburn will honor Philip Lutzenkirchen, David Langner

The Tigers will honor the two former football players with a traditional moment of silence before Saturday’s game against Arkansas

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Fans encouraged to take heat precautions

Fans encouraged to take heat precautions

With forecasts predicting temperatures in the high 80′s for Saturday’s Auburn football game against Arkansas, the Athletics Department encourages fans to take precautions to keep themselves safe in the heat and to enjoy the gameday experience.

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Auburn’s Cameron Artis-Payne, Corey Grant ready to go

Auburn’s Cameron Artis-Payne, Corey Grant ready to go

Auburn has two seniors sharing the top spot at tailback in Cameron Artis-Payne and Corey Grant, and a couple of fresh faces who have joined the mix.

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Another opener, an eighth different Auburn starting QB

Another opener, an eighth different Auburn starting QB

Jeremy Johnson gets the start in the season-opener against Arkansas on Saturday and will become the Tigers’ eighth different opening day quarterback in a row.

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Corey Grant, Cameron Artis-Payne share top spot at Auburn

Corey Grant, Cameron Artis-Payne share top spot at Auburn

Tigers are pairing Sammie Coates with newcomer Duke Williams to help make the passing go even farther.

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Auburn’s defense looking better, says Gus Malzahn

Auburn’s defense looking better, says Gus Malzahn

The Tigers’ defense is playing better after finally welcoming back a coordinator, and that’s not all that’s in this newsy, notebook-like story.

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Irish wil be down a starting DB for opener

An injury will cost Notre Dame an experienced member of its secondary for the season opener this afternoon. According to IrishIllustrated.com, starting safety Austin Collinsworth has a strained MCL and will not play in the game against Rice.  The school would only confirm that Collinsworth would not play due to an unspecified injury. Not only…

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Blake Sims, not Jacob Coker, to get start for Tide vs. WVU

Blake Sims, not Jacob Coker, to get start for Tide vs. WVU

In the end, the presumptive frontrunner will find himself on the sidelines when Alabama’s offense takes to the field for the first time in 2014. A couple of hours prior to the opener against West Virginia, and as was hinted at earlier in the week, Nick Saban confirmed to ESPN that Blake Sims will be…

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Michigan’s Gardner-Funchess combo going off on App State

It doesn’t appear a replay of the 2007 nightmare is in the offing for Michigan. At the end of the first half in Ann Arbor, the Wolverines are up on transitioning-into-FBS Appalachian State 35-0.  The first three of those five UM touchdowns came from the right arm of quarterback Devin Gardner to the hands of wide…

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Miller-less Buckeyes struggling to find offense vs Navy

Ohio State is experiencing first hand just how valuable Braxton Miller may have been to the Buckeyes offense. Without the experienced playmaker under center, Ohio State finds themselves in a tough battle with Navy in Baltimore. The Midshipmen hold a 7-6 lead at the half. J.T. Barrett was given the start for Ohio State at…

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UCLA defense scores 3 TDs in second quarter at Virginia

Perhaps the UCLA Bruins are still shrugging off some jet lag from a flight across the country. UCLA’s offense is off to a sluggish start on the road against Virginia Despite the rough start, the Bruins are still on top on the scoreboard 21-10 at the half. You can thank the defense for that. UCLA…

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Penn State QB makes history in Croke Park Classic

Not even Kerry Collins, Todd Blackledge or Michael Robinson did what Penn State’s sophomore quarterback Christian Hackenberg accomplished Saturday in the Croke Park Classic against the UCF Knights. Hackenberg is the first quarterback in Penn State history to throw for 400 yards or more in a single game as he lead the Nittany Lions to…

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Michigan WR Funchess looks to carry on new uniform tradition

Michigan football has a relatively new history of suiting up key players with historic uniform numbers for players. Wide receiver Devin Funchess, playing tight end last season, wore the number 87 jersey, which is the number previously worn by one of the all-time greats in Michigan football history, Ron Kramer. With Funchess moving to wide receiver…

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Ohio State’s Heuerman will wear Braxton’s No. 5

Ohio State opens the news season in Baltimore this afternoon against Navy. The Buckeyes were dealt a major blow to the roster, and thus their lofty expectations, with the loss of quarterback Braxton Miller to a shoulder injury before the season started. Though Miller will not be playing on the field, his presence will be recognized. Ohio State tight…

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Halftime: Penn State QB is the difference in Croke Park Classic

Quarterback play is what currently separates the Penn State Nittany Lions from the UCF Knights in the Croke Park Classic in Dublin, Ireland. The Nittany Lions lead the Knights 10-3 thanks to the play of sophomore quarterback Christian Hackenberg. Early in the contest, the Knights were winning at the line of scrimmage. The Nittany Lions running…

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CFB after dark: Houston falls to in-state underdog, Arizona’s offense still rolling

Saturday may be the first full day of college football, but quality games were being played into the wee hours Friday night. The biggest surprise on the night came from UTSA’s stunning 27-7 upset of the Houston Cougars. The Roadrunners are in their fourth season as a program and are led by head coach Larry Coker…

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LSU FOOTBALL

GameDay: LSU Football Opens 2014 Against Wisconsin

GameDay: LSU Football Opens 2014 Against Wisconsin

HOUSTON — The long days and weeks of preparation are now behind them. The work on the field and the study in the video room is complete. Kickoff is finally at hand.

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LSU to Enhance Social Media Offering to Huge Fan Base

LSU to Enhance Social Media Offering to Huge Fan Base

BATON ROUGE – LSU fans following the football team on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter on gamedays will see a new feature as LSU Athletics is rolling out infographics through its social media platforms starting with the Wisconsin game tomorrow night.

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Tiger Tracks to Feature Football, ‘Move-In Day’

Tiger Tracks to Feature Football, ‘Move-In Day’

BATON ROUGE, La. – LSU Tiger Tracks, a program highlighting various aspects of the university and its athletic department, begins its fifth season at 7 p.m. CT Wednesday on Cox Sports Television.

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Miles Previews Season Opener at Weekly Luncheon

Miles Previews Season Opener at Weekly Luncheon

BATON ROUGE — On Monday, LSU Football Head Coach Les Miles previewed Saturday’s season-opening contest against No. 14 Wisconsin in the AdvoCare Texas Kickoff at Houston’s NRG Stadium.

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Subway Fresh Take by Les Miles Premiers Monday

Subway Fresh Take by Les Miles Premiers Monday

BATON ROUGE – “Subway Fresh Take by Les Miles,” LSU’s weekly football press luncheon featuring the head coach of the Tigers, starts tomorrow at 12:10 p.m. CT as Miles will preview the season-opening contest against Wisconsin.

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Fans Traveling to Houston Reminded of Bag Policy

Fans Traveling to Houston Reminded of Bag Policy

BATON ROUGE – LSU’s season-opener against Wisconsin will be played at the home of the Houston Texas – NRG Stadium – thus the NFL Bag Policy will be in effect for the contest.

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Football Sells Record 74,350 Season Tickets

Football Sells Record 74,350 Season Tickets

BATON ROUGE – LSU has sold out of season tickets for the 11th-straight year, as a school-record 74,350 season tickets have been purchased for the 2014 home slate, associate athletic director for ticket operations Brian Broussard announced.

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Football Ranked No. 13 in Preseason Coaches Poll

Football Ranked No. 13 in Preseason Coaches Poll

BATON ROUGE – For the second-straight season, the LSU football team was ranked No. 13 in the newly named Amway Coaches Poll, it was announced Thursday.

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Two LSU freshmen arrested last week by campus police in separate incidents | Saturday Down South

Two LSU freshmen arrested last week by campus police in separate incidents | Saturday Down South

It just hasn’t been that good of a month for Lealaimatafao. News broke last week

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Top three realistic targets- July: LSU Tigers | Saturday Down South

Top three realistic targets- July: LSU Tigers | Saturday Down South

LSU is one of the SEC’s programs that has a lot of room to grow

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No. 6 Ohio State pulls away late vs. Navy, 34-17 – USA TODAY


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No. 6 Ohio State pulls away late vs. Navy, 34-17
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BALTIMORE —. THE BIG PICTURE: Ohio State looked shaky — way too shaky — for way too long in Saturday’s 34-17 win. The sixth-ranked Buckeyes trailed Navy until late in the third quarter before taking the lead for good, inviting questions about their new …
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Ohio State freshman QB JT Barrett struggles at times in first start: Buckeyes The Plain Dealer – cleveland.com
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Jets cut Stephen Hill – ESPN


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Jets cut Stephen Hill
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Stephen Hill’s disappointing, two-year run with the New York Jets is over. The former second-round draft pick was waived Saturday, prompting one of his agents to lash out at the Jets and coach Rex Ryan. Alan Herman claimed Hill, whom the Jets had been …
Hill’s Time With Jets Ends After 2 SeasonsNew York Times
Stephen Hill’s agent rips Jets after WR is cutNewsday
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Irish wil be down a starting DB for opener

An injury will cost Notre Dame an experienced member of its secondary for the season opener this afternoon. According to IrishIllustrated.com, starting safety Austin Collinsworth has a strained MCL and will not play in the game against Rice.  The school would only confirm that Collinsworth would not play due to an unspecified injury. Not only…

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